APT8 artist Ming Wong presents Aku Akan Bertahan/I Will Survive 2015, a drag and lip syncing performance that draws on queer culture in Yogyakarta and explores the complex relationship between gender, sexuality and culture. This performance with collaborators from Yogyakarta, Singapore and Sydney (Tamara Pertamina, Shahmen Suku, Bradd Edwards) is the result of a two-week performance workshop with choreographer Otniel Tasman, where the group was trained in a combination of classical Javanese, Dangdut (Indonesian Pop) and Hip Hop styles.
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia | 21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia